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College of Charleston alum Glenn McConnell—formerly one of the state’s most powerful politicians—talks about taking the helm of his alma mater amidst controversy last summer, as well as his plans for guiding the historical institution into the future

 

Life on the water with “Clammer Dave” Belanger, who’s been cultivating and harvesting his specialized, nationally sought-after bivalves—Caper’s Clams, Caper’s Blades oysters, and new Cape Romaine Clusters—from local waterways

As he heads down the homestretch, Mayor Riley seems to be gaining steam. He may need it

On the water (and in the air) with Chucktown’s own pro kiteboarder, Davey Blair

From “grown-to-sewn” to big vats of moody blues, Donna Hardy is dyeing to reclaim history

WINGS for Kids CEO Bridget Laird is taking the locally based nonprofit—which focuses on developing social and emotional intelligence in underserved children—to new heights

Renowned Charleston milliner Leigh Magar follows South Carolina’s textile history to Columbia’s Olympia Mill Village and finds inspiration for her new line of hand-dyed and -sewn dresses

Jacob Lindsey brings equal parts chutzpah and worldly know-how to Charleston’s Civic Design Center

Last December, a group of F&B pros gathered at The Grocery downtown—some returning home from as far off as Sonoma and points in between—to pay tribute to chef Frank Lee, a culinary master and mentor, a friend and philosopher who has helped shape a generation of cooks

Twelve years ago, local physician Dr. Ann Kulze left her busy Mount Pleasant family practice, dedicating her life’s work to educating the public at large on healthy eating habits and lifestyles. Today—five books, 150 web videos, and countless speaking engagements later—the wellness guru charges on, spreading her mantra to eat right and live life, right now

With a new Emmy and clear focus, John Barnhardt's latest adventure is rolling

As far as the independent singer-songwriter is concerned, her stint on American Idol ended on a perfect note, setting the stage for her biggest moment yet & the release of her self-produced debut album, due out this month

Preservationist and Civil War reenactor Joseph McGill sleeps in former slave dwellings to bring attention to the other side of plantation life

Banking powerhouse Darla Moore is plowing new fields and putting her money where her boots are—on the ground

Visionary duo Leighton and Tara Derr Webb reinvent their lives with a culinary-meets-conceptual art venture

The Singapore-born classical violinist and Charleston Music Festival co-founder shares notes on her most treasured possessions

Mike Kimball tends an innovative urban garden—and shares the fruits of his labor

Advertising maven and indomitable CEO Charlotte Beers takes charge of yet another brand. Her own.




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